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2014 World Cup - FIFA, the world football’s governing body, has announced new prize money for the 2014 World Cup and hosts of future age-group events following its executive committee meeting on Thursday.
Nairobi, Kenya - The global farmers' body, World Farmers' Organisation (WFO), on Friday paid tribute to the late South African President, Nelson Mandela describing him as 'a just man, a visionary, a good man, simple, one of us”.
Dakar, Senegal - Senegalese dailies devoted their first pages and pictures to the memory of the former South African leader, Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday night.
Dakar, Senegal - The Executive Director of the UN Population Fund, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehinon, has expressed deep sadness at the death of former South African President and anti-apartheid stalwart, Nelson Mandela, saying the world has lost a true statesman, a leader and a pragmatic visionary.
Khartoum, Sudan - The Elders Forum, a group of world veteran politicians and prominent socio-religious veterans founded by Nelson Mandela on his 89th birthday, 18 July 2007, said Friday that it was 'deeply saddened' by the death of their mentor.
Banjul, Gambia - The leader of Gambia’s opposition People's Progressive Party has described the late former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, as not only the leader of South Africa, but a leader of Africa and the world.
Nairobi, Kenya - The Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, José Graziano da Silva, has said the world has lost one of the its passionate defenders of the right to food following the death of Nelson Mandela, former South Africa president on Thursday night.
New York US - The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday sent its condolences to the people of South Africa, the African continent, as well as the international community on the passing of Nelson Mandela, former President of the Republic of South Africa.
Abuja, Nigeria - The President of the Nigerian Senate, David Mark, on Friday said the legacies left by late South African President, Nelson Mandela, “would outlive generations globally”.
Abuja, Nigeria - Nigeria's president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, Friday ordered Nigerians to observe three days of mourning in honour of the former South African President, Dr. Nelson Mandela, who passed away Thursday.
Brazzaville, Congo - Congo's Supreme Council for Freedom of Communications (CSLC) on Friday banned three privately-owned newspapers – La Griffe, Le Nouveau Regard and La Vérité, accusing them of “defamation, publishing and propagating of false and seditious news and manipulation of public opinion”.
Tunis, Tunisia - The United States has no intention to open a military base in Tunisia, the US embassy in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, has said following reports in the local media claiming the US wants to have a base in the North African country.
Gaborone, Botswana - Botswana has joined the international community in mourning the passing of South Africa former president Nelson Mandela. The diamond rich South Africa’s neighbour issued two separate messages to the government of South Africa and the Mandela family.
Brussels, Belgium - Senior European Union leaders have described the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela as a very sad day for the world.
Accra, Ghana - Ghanaian newspapers on Friday paid tribute to former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday. The two state-owned newspapers, the Graphic and Ghanaian Times, had large portraits on their front pages of Mandela waving while websites of several radio stations also carried the story.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - As preparations for the state funeral of South Africa's liberation hero Nelson Mandela got underway on Friday, East African leaders mourned the peace icon’s passing.
Kigali, Rwanda - The president of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, Friday saluted the memory of the former South African president and a hero in the fight against apartheid, Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday after a long illness.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Nelson Mandela’s legacy, the values for which he fought -- peace, love, forgiveness and freedom -- will always remain in the memory of generations, Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Friday following the passing of South Africa’s first majority rule president.
Lusaka, Zambia - Zambia’s opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has joined the international community in honouring Nelson Mandela as an exceptional leader who left behind a legacy that no one can fill but one that everyone can and should admire.
Amnesty decries escalating bloodshed, reported revenge killings in CAR - Revenge killings have been reported across Bangui and other parts of the Central African Republic (CAR) in the aftermath of the military clashes that happened in the early hours of Thursday, Amnesty International (AI) has said.